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MTV is “Faking It” With New Promos

MTV’s new show “Faking It” is premiering tonight on the pop culture network. To help get its audience ready for the big debut Bent’s Solomon Burbridge brings you four animated stories of “Faking it” misfortune.

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Published: Apr 22, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge / TV


Shoot Magazine Names Coke Spot to Top 10 List

Shoot Magazine has named Coke “Sochi in Every Bottle” to its top 10 list for VFX/Animation, Spring 2014!

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Published: Apr 22, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / TV


Carlos Lascano’s “Lila” Blows Up the Web

The latest short film “Lila” by Carlos Lascano is taking the web by storm. “Lila” has not only been picked on Vimeo as a staff favorite, but it has also been featured on Motionographer and at NAB. See the tremendous PR after the jump!

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Published: Apr 17, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Director Carlos Lascano / Mixed Media / Press / Short Films


Oregon Art Beat Exhibition Debuts Saturday

Oregon Art Beat celebrates 15 years of Creativity at the People’s Art of Portland Gallery, the Mark Wooley Gallery and the Art Beat Main Stage gallery! The exhibition, that is free of charge, begins on Saturday, April 19th and runs through June 15th.  Bent’s Chel White is submitting an art piece (pictured above) for the exhibit. For more information see this link: Art Beat Exhibit Info

Published: Apr 17, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Director Chel White / Events


Portlandia Rats “Book” is Making the Festival Rounds

Portlandia Rats “Book” has been getting some attention from festivals and award shows! The NW Animation festival has accepted “Book” into the festival which will run May 12 – 18 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. Here is the schedule for the festival: NW Animation Festival Schedule

Portlandia Rats “Book” also won the silver plaque for animated program at the Chicago Intl Film Festival TV Awards! See the list here: Rats Book at Chicago Intl TV Awards

Published: Apr 17, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Director Rob Shaw / Events / Film Festivals/Awards / Stop-Motion / TV


BENT Helps The Oregonian “Transform” with New Spot

Portland, Or – Animation and visual FX studio BENT Image Lab has produced a new broadcast spot for The Oregonian in newspaper stop-motion. Directed by BENT’s Solomon Burbridge with creative from Leopold Ketel & Partners, the ad aims to present The Oregonian’s new design and compact size.

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Published: Apr 14, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge / Stop-Motion / TV


El Tab Gets a Big Head

In a new series of spots for Koodo Mobile, El Tabador discovers a “Growth Machine” that allows him to blow things out of proportion.

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Published: Mar 18, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: All


Raley’s Is Ready for “Spring”

Make your mouth water with these gorgeous CG fruits and vegetables! Bent’s latest spot for Raley’s Supermarkets is getting us excited for “Spring”!

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Published: Mar 10, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director David Daniels


Portlandia Rats featured in New York Times

The skit for Rat’s Book has been accepted into the  New York Children’s Intl Film Festival and thus was featured in the New York Times as well as its cover! See the article after the jump!

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Published: Mar 10, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Director Rob Shaw / Events / Press / Stop-Motion / TV


Bent’s Tribute to Coca-Cola and the Olympics

BENT Image Lab’s latest spot “Sochi in Every Bottle” honors the Olympic games and Coca-Cola in beautiful CG animation. Directed by Nicholas Weigel with creative by McCann Russia, “Bottle” expands on Coke’s whimsical “Happiness Factory” theme, employs the multi-camera technique of photogrammetry, and stars Russian hockey legend Alexander Ovechkin!

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Published: Mar 05, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / TV


Cell Phone Navigates Dangerous Purse in E-Comm 911 “Dangerous Encounters”

E-Comm 911 brings us the commercial “Dangerous Encounters” in an effort to encourage people to lock and/or cover their idle cell phones. Directed by Bernie Roux with agency Cossette,  the stop motion spot features a frightened cell phone in peril after being dropped into a dark and omnious purse. A tube knocks the phone down and triggers an accidental 911 call. See the spot after the jump!

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Published: Mar 05, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Commercials / Stop-Motion / TV


Look the World in the Eye

Chel White’s Hitchcockian trailer for the Portland International Film Festival puts us face to face with the eye of the world whilst featuring the stomach-knotting music of Vertigo. See the trailer after the jump, but be sure not to blink or you’ll miss it!

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Published: Feb 26, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Director Chel White


Cena vs. Irving in Pebbles Show Down

Fruity Pebbles takes on its sibling Cocoa Pebbles in Bent Image Lab’s latest spot for Post “People Love Pebbles”.

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Published: Feb 26, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / CG Animation / Commercials / Director Rob Shaw


Brooks Raises its Shoe Game

Bent Image Lab is helping athletic apparel company Brooks to “get runner’s high” in their latest spot “Rise Above the Run”.

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Published: Feb 26, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2014 / All / Commercials / Director Chel White


BENT Image Lab Expands to Europe

BENT Image Lab, an award-winning US-based animation and visual effects production company has expanded its offices to Europe. BENT is currently producing work all over the globe with services that run the gamut from CGI animation to stop motion, mixed media, motion graphics, VFX, as well as post production, digital and augmented reality solutions. The Spain-based office stabilizes BENT’s presence overseas while extending its reach to film, television and commercial producers looking for new creative approaches in animation and VFX.

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Published: Jan 14, 2014.
Author: hollyp
Category: All


The Portland Santa Returns to Spread Holiday Cheer!

BENT Image Lab’s Portland Santa is back, this time with a Mrs. Clause and a couple of rein-goats! Come get your peppermint bark kombucha!

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Published: Dec 31, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: All


Bent’s Rankin/Bass Friends Return for Nissan Holiday Spot

It’s the time of year when Rudolph, Santa and the misfit toys return to warm our TV sets with their holiday cheer! This year the Rankin/Bass gang are all back for Nissan’s “Holiday Spirit” spots!  Directed by Rob Shaw the spots features our stop motion friends entertaining a Nissan customer in their magical world. See the spots after the jump!

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Published: Nov 21, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: All


McDonald’s Spot Features CG Zambonis!

Bent’s latest spot for McDonald’s features Zamboni toys in Canadian happy meals.  Directed by Rob Shaw, the spot is entirely CG, with one live-action hand!

 
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Published: Nov 20, 2013.
Author: hollyp
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El Tabador Peforms “Good Deeds” in New Koodo Spot

Koodo Mobile has kicked off the holidays with a new spot from Bent! “Good Deeds” features El Tabador getting in the holiday spirit with a snow shovel and a kindly heart. See the spot after the jump!

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Published: Nov 19, 2013.
Author: hollyp
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Bent Rings in the Holidays with Raley’s Spot

David Daniels directed spot “Holiday” for Raley’s grocery stores features CG animation and live action to get us ready for the holiday season! See the holiday cheer after the jump!

 
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Published: Nov 19, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: All


BOSTON PIZZA’S FELT FILLED HOLIDAY

BENT Image Lab’s (www.bentimagelab.com) commercial campaign for Boston Pizza combines felt animation with lessons in “Festive Fakery”. Working with agency Taxi, the six spots were directed by Paul Harrod.

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Published: Nov 12, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Commercials / Director Paul Harrod / Stop-Motion


ASIFA NW Presents An Evening With David Daniels

Bent’s David Daniels will be presenting his fabulous STRATA-CUT for ASIFA NW on November 9th at the 5th Avenue Cinemas! See more info after the jump!

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Published: Oct 25, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Director David Daniels / Events / Stop-Motion


Super Hand Models Pilot Debuts on VH1.com

Directed by Solomon Burbridge, Super Hand Models explores the drama and chic that surrounds the world of beautiful hands. See the pilot episode after the jump!

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Published: Oct 16, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Director Sol Burbridge / Short Films


VFX Executive Jeff Barnes Joins BENT IMAGE LAB

Portland, OR -Oct 15, 2015-Digital Production & Animation Studio Bent Image Lab LLC announced today that Visual Effects Executive Jeff Barnes, co-founder of CafeFX, The Syndicate and past Digital Domain VP, has partnered with the company to oversee BENT’s new Digital Media Group. In his role, Barnes will work with the BENT team to develop creative messaging for alternative medium portals such as cell phones, pads, touch screens and special venue experiences implementing AR, pixel mapping and other developing new technologies. He will also provide management and business development support for the company’s growing visual effects division.

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Published: Oct 16, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Around the Studio / Press / Stuff / Visual FX


David Daniels Annual Pilgrimage to Anima Mundi

David Daniels returned to Anima Mundi to teach classes in Strata Cut. See pictures of his journey after the jump!

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Published: Oct 01, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Director David Daniels / Events


CubTron Z Rocks Happy Tree Friends

Happy Tree Friends has received a stop motion make-over, courtesy Director Rob Shaw and Bent Image Lab!  Focusing on the characters of Pop and Cub, Rob wrote and directed the episode, where Cub dies and Pop turns him into a giant robot.

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Published: Sep 20, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Behind the Scenes / Director Rob Shaw / Short Films / Stop-Motion


Bent’s Viz FX for yurbuds

yurbuds earphones latest spot features visual fx from Bent Image Lab. Working in conjunction with the Martz Agency and Harvest films, the spot was directed by Harvest films brothers’ Mark and Matt Hoffman.

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Published: Sep 17, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Commercials / Director Paul Harrod / Visual FX


Bernie Roux and Carlos Lascano Featured in Pioneer Journal

The latest issue of The Pioneer Journal is themed to technology and features two great Bent directors: Bernie Roux and Carlos Lascano!  Bernie discusses time and budget constraints and successful project  management and Carlos discusses his concept of future society! Check it out after the jump:

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Published: Aug 21, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Around the Studio / Director Carlos Lascano / Press


Bent Animates “Organs” for The Uncluded

The painful process of grief and the grace of organ donation punctuate the latest music video “Organs” by rock duo The Uncluded. Produced at Bent Image Lab and directed by Rob Shaw, the video weaves together a dark tale of loss and love as performed by whimsical stop motion insects.

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Published: Jul 26, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / All / Director Rob Shaw / Stop-Motion


Fingers Fight Back Against Bullying

Bent Image Lab has joined forces with Secret deodorant and Leo Burnett to add another installment to their “Mean Stinks” campaign. Directed by Solomon Burbridge, the public service announcements incorporate the “paint your pinky blue” slogan in skits that use real fingers to tell their stories.

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Published: Jul 24, 2013.
Author: hollyp
Category: 2013 / Commercials / Director Sol Burbridge / Mixed Media